The Africa itinerary seems to be changing — another option is to go through Frankfurt. I’m leaving for Chicago in the morning, so it’s confusing planning two trips at once. But the thought of going back to Europe — even if it’s just to the airport – is pleasing. It’s been so many years since I’ve been there. I look forward to the chocolate , and hearing German being spoken again. After all, I spoke only German until my parents put me into kindergarten where everyone spoke English, including the teacher. I must have been a slow learner since I had to repeat the first year of kindergarten. You might want to check out my books to see if I’ve improved since then.